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Investigative Journalism MA

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Investigative Journalism

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

This course is the result of a unique collaboration between DMU and one of the country’s most respected broadcasters, Channel 4. It will equip you with the specialist skills and knowledge for a successful career in investigative video journalism.

Designed by industry experts, the course addresses skills such as in-depth research, handling complex data, understanding financial information, and working undercover. After a thorough grounding in media law, regulation and ethics, you will receive tuition in various investigative techniques, including using the Freedom of Information Act, data journalism and financial journalism.

You will also be taught how to use specialist camera equipment, and how to plan, shoot and edit your own material with a view to making industry-standard, broadcast-quality journalistic films. This is supplemented by a survey of the academic study of journalism, all of which is intended to help you flourish as a practitioner.

The connection with Channel 4 helps the course tutors identify potential work experience placements, and professional mentors for students.

Recent graduates have gone to work as directors, presenters, reporters and researchers with national and international news and current affairs broadcasters, including the BBC and Channel 4.

Teaching and assessments

You will experience a wide range of teaching styles and environments, from traditional lectures and seminars to intensive skills workshops, news days and studio work. As a postgraduate student, you will be increasingly responsible for developing your own professional practice and working with other course members to produce pieces of journalism.

You will be working collaboratively with undergraduate students and other postgraduate students from our portfolio of related journalism courses including on events.

Graduate Careers

This is a specialist course designed specifically to equip students with the skills necessary to succeed in investigative television journalism, so it is expected that graduates will enter that field to forge successful careers for themselves making the most of the skills and connections they have made whilst studying on the course.

Modules

introduces you to the core themes that underpin the knowledge you need to be an effective investigative journalist. You will study the range of law that affects journalists, including libel, copyright, contempt, privacy and confidentiality, freedom of information and data protection. 

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

8,375

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

15,600

Entry requirements

Have the equivalent of a British honours degree (2:1 minimum).

University information

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) offers the perfect combination of award-winning teaching and specialist facilities. Based in the centre of the bustling and multicultural city of Leicester, rich in cultural heritage, history, and diversity, making it feel like the world is on your doorstep, located in the heart of England, our campus blends the historical and the new and has provided an inspiring place to study for more than 150...more